We love our gadgets! And we love our gadgets that give us numbers and data. Which way is north? How hot is this potato? How loud is the traffic outside? But something that is often overlooked when it comes to this returned data is how accurate it really is.
A thermometer may read that it’s 80 degrees outside, but is it really? The only way to make sure that our gadgets are giving us proper info is by calibrating them regularly. The following three tips will give you some insight into the concept and application of calibration.
Calibrating Professional Level Gear
When it comes to certain industries, like major construction, or perhaps the health industry, there are actually legal requirements for the calibration of gear. There isn’t really any room for error when it comes to people’s lives. In those cases, always send your gear to have it professionally calibrated. With these particular gadgets, there are specialized methods and equipment that are required to make sure state, federal and local laws regarding calibration are followed, and sensible and reasonable ones as well. You don’t want to be at fault regarding an accident simply because a gauge was reading incorrectly. [Read more…]